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Texas Police Nab Man Wanted in Washington County Murder Case

Lewis Anthony Hedges, Jr. has been arrested in Texas and is currently going through the extradition process to be brought back to Washington County, according to the Sheriff's Office.
(Update):
WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR (KNWA)- A man wanted in the investigation of last week’s deadly stabbing near Tontitown has been captured.

Lewis Anthony Hedges, Jr. has been arrested in Texas and is currently going through the extradition process to be brought back to Washington County, according to the Sheriff's Office.


(Original Story):
WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR (KNWA) - The search is on for a murder witness the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says is armed and dangerous.

Deputies need help tracking down a 34-year-old Springdale man wanted on an accomplice to capital murder charge in last week’s deadly stabbing near Tontitown.

Lewis Anthony Hedges is believed to be armed with a semi-automatic pistol and might be driving a blue Dodge Neon, according to a post on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. Hedges is 5-foot-11 and weighs 225 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

According to an affidavit for arrest document, Hedges encouraged Brock Atkins to kill Dawn Leann Frazier because Fraizer was a "snitch" who could not be trusted. Hedges claimed the 32-year-old mother had stolen drugs from him. The affidavit describes the events that reportedly took place at Atkins' home on May 21, detailing Hedges had threatened Atkins, 19, with a gun and later blocked the patio door of the home to prevent anyone from stopping Atkins as he chased down and stabbed Frazier.

Deputies say texts and Facebook messages exchanged between those involved in Frazier's murder discussed what happened that night.

Police arrested 19-year-old Brock Atkins last Wednesday and booked him into the Washington County Detention Center on suspicion of capital murder.

He appeared before a Washington County Judge on Friday, May 23rd where he was given a June 23rd arraignment.

Atkins is accused of stabbing Frazier multiple times over an argument police say stemmed from drugs.
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